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When it comes to health, there are several typical weight reduction misconceptions that individuals believe. It might be tough to tell the difference between weight loss myths and facts. Many of them ring true, while others are absurd. I once read that if you drink water late at night, you will gain weight and that if you scratch your head too much, you will lose your hair…

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The truth behind weight loss.
When it comes to health, there are several typical weight reduction
misconceptions that individuals believe. It might be tough to tell the
difference between weight loss myths and facts. Many of them ring true, while
others are absurd. I once read that if you drink water late at night, you will
gain weight and that if you scratch your head too much, you will lose your
hair…
The more weight that I have to lose the more
intense my exercise routine should be
Weight Loss Truth: Although having an intense workout routine is great,
there are a few things you should consider: the first being that everyone is at
a different level when it comes to their fitness and how much intensity they
can handle. If you have been physically inactive for several years, an intense
workout for you might be, walking half a mile a day. After you walk that half
mile you notice that you are sweating bullets and that you are tired. However,
for someone who has been physically active for many years, walking half a
mile can be done without a sweat. Everyone has a different definition of what
“intense” is.
If intense for you is working out for an hour a day, but due to life’s busy
schedule you only have time for 20 minutes a day, then those 20 minutes will
go an extremely long way. It might not necessarily be classified as “intense”,
according to your definition, but those little cardio moments will have positive
health-altering effects.
Stress and weight gain do not go hand in hand
Weight Loss Fact: This is one of those “laughable” myths. To learn more about
how stress is adding lbs. to your life please download my free E-Book,
“Psychology of Releasing Weight”
Weight Loss Myth # 3
I can lose weight while eating whatever I want
Weight Loss Truth: Sir Isaac Newton once said “ What goes up must come
down.” There are natural principles that govern our lives. If you throw a ball
up in the air, it is going to come back down. You can sit on your couch and
imagine and visualize that the ball will stay afloat in the air, but natural
principles teach us that it will come down. The same goes when it comes to
our weight.
This is one of the most common weight loss myths out there. It is illogical to
think that your health and weight are going to be in balance if your nutrition
consists mainly of twinkies, chips, and donuts. Sure you can burn it off by
exercising, but most people whose diet consists of mainly junk food are
probably not disciplined enough to stick to a workout routine. I do know a few
people who, from the outside, look like they are in good shape, because they
are not “fat, but who have high cholesterol.
Just because I feel sorry for crushing the hearts of so many twinkie lovers out
there, I would say this. You can eat junk food, cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza,
burgers…. All of those “soul-satisfying foods”, but it should be in moderation.
Anything in excess is never good.
Fat Loss Myth # 4
Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight
Weight Loss Fact: Numerous studies show that people who skip breakfast and
eat fewer times during the day tend to be a lot heavier than those who have a
healthy nutritional breakfast and then eat 4–6 small meals during the day.
The reason for this might be the fact that they get hungrier later on in the day,
and might have a tendency to overeat during other meals of the day.
Weight Loss Myth # 5
I will not lose weight while eating at night
Weight Loss Truth: You can overindulge in food during the day and not eat a
single thing at night and you WILL gain weight. As is the fact that you can
starve yourself during the day and eat all night long and you still will gain
weight. The key here is balance. If your body is telling you that it is hungry
then perhaps you should listen to it. The truth is, that overeating, while not
exercising, will cause you to gain weight; no matter what time of the day that
you eat. Whenever I am hungry at night, as is my habit with other meals
during the day, I try to select something natural in nature. Something like
fruits, vegetables, or I might even make myself a fruit smoothie. During those
moments that I am craving ice cream or something sweet, I allow myself to
get some, and DO NOT feel guilty about it. Many people who are overweight
life their life in guilt and shame. I allow myself to get some, however,
WITH MODERATION.
I’m not acceptable until I lose weight
Weight Loss Fact: The person who doesn’t feel acceptable because they are fat
is because they are not acceptable to themselves first. The way that you think
others view you is based on your view of yourself. I honestly believe that one
must become emotionally fit before becoming physically fit. I have gone
through these self-limiting emotions before. Once I realized that I was
ALREADY ENOUGH in the eyes of God and that I had no need to prove myself
to anyone or to receive external validation for my self-worth, that made all the
difference for me. Once you accept yourself as who you are RIGHT NOW and
realize that you are already enough in the eyes of God, you will not feel like
you are not acceptable because of your weight.
Weight Loss Myth # 7
I need to cut calories to lose weight faster
Weight Loss Truth: Cutting your calories down might be a great thing if you
are drastically overeating and stuffing your face. However, if you are eating
proportionally then cutting calories might have an aversive effect. If you are
cutting calories and are starving your body, then that will lower your
metabolism, or in other words, slow it down, which may result in you not
losing any weight at all, even if you are “cutting calories”
Fat Loss Myth # 8
Skipping meals will help me lose weight
Weight Loss Fact: Skipping meals may cause you to gain weight! You will
become too hungry and will eventually have to eat. This will knock your
metabolism off track and will eventually slow it down. Think of a car running
low on gas (food), if you do not fill it up, it will eventually stop working. The
same goes for our body, we need to keep it fueled constantly.
Weight Loss Myth # 9
I think I have genetic weight gain, it runs in my
family!
Weight Loss Truth: Can someone say E-X-C-U-S-E-S? I will not deny that
there might be tendencies for heavy parents to raise heavy children who will
remain heavy their whole lives, but I don’t believe that there is a “fat” gene or
DNA out there. What we do inherit from our family, primarily those who
directly raised us, are our views and beliefs. Your views about food, money,
religion, politics, education, etc. are based upon how you were raised. If you
were raised in a home where the primary meals cooked were fried foods, then
you might tend to continue cooking and eating fried foods throughout your
life. If that is the case then you might be a little heavy around the waist. The
easy thing to do is to blame it on those who were in charge of your upbringing,
however, you ALWAYS have a choice to change.
Fat Loss Myth # 10
Eating healthy is too hard
Weight Loss Fact: Eating healthy is the simplest thing in the world…..once you
have trained yourself to do it. How many times have you placed a goal to lose
weight or to “eat better”? The first few days you are doing great, eating all
kinds of foods which you normally wouldn’t eat. Then something funny
started to happen, you went back to your old habits and behaviors. This has
happened to you in other areas outside of your health. It could be with making
money, looking for a new job, or in your relationships. Creating a new habit
takes time because our brains do not like change. Change to the brain is
dangerous. Anyways, if you would like to learn more about how our brain
attempts to sabotage us from creating new habits then please download my
free E-book, “Psychology of Releasing Weight”
Weight Loss Myth # 11
You have to give up your favorite foods to lose
weight
Weight Loss Truth: What would a world without chocolate and pepperoni
pizza be like??? I think it would be a torturous world to live in!! lol, now on a
real note I completely disagree with this myth. You can eat your favorite foods.
Depriving yourself of this kind of pleasure is not fun, and quite frankly you
probably WILL eat it anyways. As has been mentioned before, the real key is
moderation. If you are a steak lover, then perhaps it might not be the best
thing to eat it every single day, but perhaps once or twice a week. Those who
know me personally know that I LOVE chicken wings with pizza. In a perfect
world where I wouldn’t gain any weight and my arteries were clog-less, I
would love to eat it several times per week, well more like every day. However,
I know that those aren’t the healthiest of food choices so I have it about 2–3
times per month. I am not giving up my favorite foods, I am just eating them
in moderation so that it doesn’t catch up to me in the form of excess weight.
Fat Loss Myth # 12
Overeating is caused by hunger
Weight Loss Fact: Nice try there. If only we could blame “hunger” for it. This
person we call hunger has nothing to do with you OVEREATING. It might
have something to do with your body telling you that it is time to “fuel up” and
that it needs food, but that is not an indication that one should overeat. What
causes many people to overeat are different reasons. One of the main ones is
feelings of stress, depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and other downgrading
emotions of that nature. Many times food can be a means of satisfying your
needs. You might be getting your needs met through your foods. For example,
if you live a lonely life, and aren’t very happy, then food could perhaps be a
means of you feeling happy and comforted. There are other articles that I have
written on this subject but suffice it to say that overeating is NOT caused by
being hungry.
Weight Loss Myth # 13
Only drastic diets work
Weight Loss Truth: There goes that word again…DIEt….those “drastic diets”
are only good for quick weight loss and rapid weight gain once you get of it.
These drastic diets range from the “cookie diet”, lol…. All that way to “the
water only diet”….. I am sure you can lose weight while on these DIEts,
however, the weight will be gained right back and usually with some added
weight as a bonus
Fat Loss Myth # 14
I am too fat and too far down the road to begin
Weight Loss Fact: A long journey begins one step at a time. It is natural to
expect instantaneous results and to even fear the road ahead of you; especially
if you are extremely overweight. The secret here is to make SMALL
incremental changes. Don’t expect perfection because that will lead you to
disappointment. You are never too far down the road to where you cannot see
the sun’s light……
Weight Loss Myth # 15
I can’t do it, I have tried many times and have
failed
Weight Loss Truth: The great Henry Ford once said “Whether you think you
can, or you think you can’t- you’re right.’”……It is 90% mindset, and 10%
getting off your butt and doing something about it. You fall, you get back up….
you fall again, you get back up again. If you have tried to lose weight in the
past then it is time to keep trying. Discouragement is to losing weight as is a
piece of fried chicken to a vegetarian……they DO NOT go hand in hand.
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